The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of two email scams which have been reported to the agency.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall said this morning the sheriff’s office is not aware of anyone being taken by the scams, which are purported to come from State Employees Credit Union and First Citizens Bank.
In a statement Hall said the scams alert the recipient their account may have been compromised or unusual activity has been detected.
The emails instruct the recipient to review this activity by logging on by clicking a link within the email. Do not click the link within the email. Doing so can expose your personal information and compromise your financial assets.
Hall said financial institutions will not contact you by email. “If there is actual suspicious activity on your account (or accounts) you would be notified by mail or a phone call, which would request you to visit your local branch.”
Hall said if you get suspicious emails, phone calls or mail visit your local branch. “If you have any questions, the public is encouraged to contact the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office (252-583-8201) or your local law enforcement agency. We also encourage our citizens to be mindful of their elderly family members who are often targeted.”